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Remove a power-supply-unit air duct

Use this information to understand how to remove a power-supply-unit air duct.

About this task


Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

shock hazard
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the label is attached.
Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Remove the rear drive cage. See Remove the rear 2.5'' drive assembly or Remove the 7mm rear drive assembly.
  3. Disconnect the cables adjacent to the power-supply-unit air duct. For proper operation guidelines, see Internal cable routing.
  4. Remove the power-supply-unit air duct.
    Figure 1. Power-supply-unit air duct removal

    1. Loosen the screw on the air duct.
    2. Lift the air duct out of the chassis.

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.